RUS America is pleased to announce its establishment as an organization to assist the promotion of Racing Under Saddle in the United States. In coordination with the organization’s establishment, RUS America has established its website: www.rusamerica.info.
RUS America is an advocacy group whose mission is to promote racing under saddle for trotters, and aims to strengthen harness racing by increasing the fan and ownership base of the Standardbred sport. RUS America’s vision is for RUS to complement traditional harness racing, not supplant it.
RUS is a great opportunity to show off the versatility of the Standardbred, in particular their trotting under saddle. Through exhibition and non-wagering events and working with local organizations, RUS America continues to entertain new and current harness racing fans and generate interest in ownership, helping to ensure the future of the sport. Our longer term goal of seeking wagering on RUS races wherever harness racing is conducted will generate interest in fans from all breeds of racing, thus strengthening the Standardbred industry.
Other than possibly suggesting rule changes to the USTA on behalf of state RUS organizations and their riders, RUS America will not be involved in licensing, record keeping, or regulation; its purpose being primarily for promotion and advocacy.
The RUS America website reflects the mission statement of the organization by providing information regarding under saddle racing which would be of interest to fans and industry participants. A frequently asked questions section is being developed as is a photo and video gallery. Along with a news section and blog, the RUS America website is one you want to bookmark.
Industry participants who are interested in being part of racing under saddle or want more information about RUS may contact RUS America by going to the website and visiting the Contact Us Page.